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St. Alban's Episcopal Church
This Week at St. Alban's
May 11, 2020
Dear Friends,
For those of you planning to attend today’s Vestry meeting at 4 p.m., please contact Rick Kern at to receive a Zoom invitation. Also, you can download the Draft Agenda here, last months minutes here, Financial reports: Revenue and Expenses here and April Balance sheet here.

We reached a financial milestone this month in that we finally are up to date on our payroll expenses to the Diocese, including the debt we had left over from last year’s budget. However, we currently still owe the Diocese for our assessment. Our application for assessment relief is due at the end of May to the Diocese.

Thanks so much to seminarian Ethan Lowery for providing our reflection for yesterday's service. If you missed it, you can see the Zoom recording (see information below) or go on our Website.

The Very Rev. Dr. Peggy Patterson joined us in the congregation Sunday. So nice to see her again. I hear she’ll be giving the reflection for the May 24 service.

Many thanks to all the folks in the Worship Committee who are working so hard to continue both the Thursday Morning Prayer service and the Sunday Service. 

Many thanks also to Deacon Dani for presiding at Sunday’s service and for providing a workshop after “coffee hour” on pronouns. It was great to finally understand and consider the differences between gender identity, gender expression, sex at birth, being physically attracted to, and being emotionally attracted to, in determining which pronouns a person prefers in referring to him/her/their/other-self. Dani said some groups now include pronouns on name tags so you don’t have to ask. For instance “My name is Dani, they, their,” or “My name is Sandy, she, her.” What do you think?

Thanks also are in order to to Don Goerlitz and his daughter, Jnana, (she operates her Balance Point Shamanism program at St. Alban’s), who are watering the courtyard and front yard plants. It’s all about stayin’ alive. In addition, neighbors have offered to step in and grow herbs in our raised gardens. I don’t know if they want to be publicly identified, but St. Alban’s is very grateful.

I know it’s easy to feel alone when you shelter in place, but please know that your friends and prayers at St. Alban’s are with you. I look forward to seeing everyone soon — either in person or online.
— Sandy

The recording of the Sunday, May 10 service can be accessed here: 
Password: 2f!op2!x 


Please get in touch with me for any pastoral care needs. And don’t forget, we have some resources available to you if you need groceries or are struggling with bills right now! Your request will be confidential.
Deacon Dani

Becky Osborn Coolidge is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: My Meeting
Time: May 14, 2020 08:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Thursday, until Jun 4, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
        May 14, 2020 08:00 AM
        May 21, 2020 08:00 AM
        May 28, 2020 08:00 AM
        Jun 4, 2020 08:00 AM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 876 8508 3209
Password: 743392

Deuteronomy 15:7-11
 Luke 9:10-17
 Commemoration: Francis Perkins

Please let Becky ( know if you will read one of the lessons on Thursday.

MAY 17, 9AM
The Sunday service will be through Zoom. Please join at 8:45am to be sure to work out technical issues.

Information, including the “pew bulletin (program)” for Sunday’s services, are sent out via email on Fridays. If you don't receive the Friday e-mail with information for the Sunday service, contact Becky at bozcool2269@gmail so she can forward it to you.
For Sunday readings, see the 2020 lectionary:

Marivel Calambro is the phone contact for Barbara Lindgren (510) 910-0369.
Talbot and Carole Richardson would welcome calls 510-735-9503.

Please pray for those who are home-bound and/or healing at this time: Burt Kessler, William (Bill) Langston and Charlotte Wilson. (If you would like to be on this list, or know of other parishioners who should be noted here, please let us know).

In our regular cycle of prayers this week,  please hold in your prayers:
 The Rev. Duane Sisson and Burt Kessler; Gabriel Snell and Kat Weller-Fahy; Susan Jones-Yamawaki, Trefor & Sabrina Szabo; Deborah Tabor and all persons impacted by Covid 19.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for all members of St. Alban's, the Diocese, our country and the world.

Birthdays this Week: Faith Matteson, Friday, May 15; Yvonne Bannerjee, Sunday, May 17.

If your birthday is missing in the weekly email, please let the church know so that it can be added to our birthday rota!

Marsha Kirschbaum's amazing imagery is exhibited in the Parish Hall, which, right now, is not accessible but you can see her magnificent landscape photography by here. If you would like to read about her adventure to photograph a recent planetary alignment click here.


The Alzheimer's Association Support Group that meets at St. Alban's now has online education programs. Information can be downloaded here.
Contact: 925.284.7942 x1293 | | | 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900


In light of public health recommendations to increase social distancing and reduce the incidence and spread of COVID-19, St. Alban’s will suspend rental use of the building until at least May 31. No group or individual use of the building will take place. At that point we will reevaluate the situation and decide on future rental policies. St. Alban’s has no known cases of the virus currently among its staff, visitors, or volunteers. However, as a community gathering place for people of all ages, we have determined that these additional measures are required to ensure the safety of the St. Alban’s community and the public at large. 
**Special Note: Barbara Hill's beautiful photographs which she fashioned into Greeting Cards are available in the office for a donation.
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